|Fringe Festival -- Groks Science Show 2002-08-28 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The San Francisco Fringe Festival brings together an eclectic group of performers. Among them, two performers started their careers in science and shifted to performance art. This show featured these performers discussing their transition from science to art.
|Sustainable Fungi -- Groks Science Show 2010-12-15 (December 15, 2010) - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Fungi is everywhere. It's a decomposer and it can be a parasite. But can it also be the key to environmental sustainability? Ms. Sue Van Hook joins to talk about the wonders of this mysterious life form.
Keywords: fungi; sustainability; design; singapore; japan
|Consumer Behavior -- Groks Science Show 2002-05-22 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Analyzing consumer behavior is a complicated field in current economic research. The complexity of the behavior requires knowledge of cross-cutting disciplines. This show featured current work on consumer behavior.
|Infertility Treatments -- Groks Science Show 2001-12-26 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Infertility treatment has given many couples the opportunity to have children they might not have had otherwise. An unfortunate side effect of this progress is the number of embryos that remain in storage long afterwards. This show covered the legal and ethical dilemmas of dealing with these embryos.
|NMR Technology -- Groks Science Show 2002-03-20 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Nuclear magnetic resonance is a physical technique that has allowed scientist to deduce everything from the structure of molecules to the structure of the brain. How does this technology work? This show featured a discussion on the science and applications of NMR technology.
|Digital Divide -- Groks Science Show 2002-02-06 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
With the digital divide threatening to leave some people behind in the emerging technological world, the need for computer philanthropists is essential. Luckily, devout individuals are working hard to make sure that no one gets left behind in the digital divide.
|Technological Concerns of 9-11 -- Groks Science Show 2002-09-11 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The events of September 11th continue to be felt, especially on the anniversary of their occurrence. On this special program, Prof. Richard Muller discussed many of the technological issues surrounding those events.
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|Biomaterials Research -- Groks Science Show 2002-06-12 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Biomaterials are synthetic materials capable of replacing damaged tissue in living organisms. These materials hold great promise for biomedical research.
|Geobiology -- Groks Science Show 2002-05-08 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Geobiology is a rapidly emerging field that seeks to unite studies of geology with ongoing biological questions, for example the sensing of the earth's magnetic field by some organisms. This show featured an interview with the expert in the field of geobiology.
|Disturbing the Solar System -- Groks Science Show 2002-10-23 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Meteors are pervasive throughout the solar system. The probability of one colliding with the earth is receiving larger attention from scientific and governement agencies. On this program, Prof. Alan Rubin discussed the issue of meteors in our solar system.
|Biomagnetism -- Groks Science Show 2002-06-26 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Biomagnetism refers to the ability of organisms to sense magnetic fields. The study of biomagnetism encompasses many areas of research including the emerging field of geobiology.
|Groks Science: Michelle Feynman Interview - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
It takes a very special person to be a fine man. The bar is set by none other than the physicist Richard P. Feynman. On this program, his daughter Michelle Feynman talks about the life of her father and her recent book The Feynman Letters: Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track.
Keywords: science; physics
|Technology as Art -- Groks Science Show 2002-04-10 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Technology as an art form may seem paradoxical. However, the seamless blending of technology in art is capable of broadening the palette of artistic expression. This show featured an interview with two members of The Flying Karamazov Brothers discussing their technology driven show.
|History of Astronomy -- Groks Science Show 2002-01-30 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Astronomy is a field that has a rich history that is sometimes lost in the context of the scientific descriptions that it gives. This show focused on some of that history of astronomy.
|Embalming -- Groks Science Show 2002-02-27 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Embalming is a complex technique for preserving organic tissue specimens. This show featured a discussion of a novel application of embalming techniques.
|Biological Enhanced Engineering -- Groks Science Show 2002-03-13 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Biomedical engineering is a new field that is rapidly emerging to produce tools and devices to study and enhance biological function. This show featured a discussion of some of the new developments in biomedical engineering.
|Hepatitus B -- Groks Science Show 2002-07-03 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Hepatitus B is a diseases that has affected millions of individuals, and one where a cure was fortunately found. On this show, we interviewed the Nobel Laureate whose research led to the vaccine.
|Vivisection Debate -- Groks Science Show 2002-07-17 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The use of animals in research is a controversial issue in terms of ethical considerations. However, some claim that the even the scientific validity of animal tests is questionable. This show featured a debate on such testing.
|Science Journalism -- Groks Science Show 2002-04-17 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Communicating developments in science and technology to the public at large is essential to establishing a science literate populace. However, translating the sometimes obscure jargon of the trade can be a challenge. This show examined this role of science journalism.
|Atmospheric Science -- Groks Science Show 2002-07-31 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Understanding the global cycling of the atmosphere remains a profound challenge in science. The results have implications in many fields, most notably meteorology. This show featured a discussion of current research in atamospheric science.
|Uncertainty in Science -- Groks Science Show 2002-06-05 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The evolution of uncertainty in scientific thought is a relatively recent occurrence. The emergence of this ideas has roots in not only science, but art and philosophy as well. On this program, Dr. David Peat discussed the history of uncertainty in science.
|Surviving Chemistry -- Groks Science Show 2002-02-20 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Surviving a career in science is a daunting prospect for any one pursuing a scientific career. However, it can be more difficult for women and minorities. This show featured an interview with Ms. Ramona Gray, a former contestant on the CBS Survivor Show, discussing how to "survive" a career in science.
|Artificial Intelligence -- Groks Science Show 2002-03-06 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Artificial Intelligence is a concept that has reemerged in the spotlight. New developments in this field are promising novel applications for the future. This show featured a discussion of the new possibilities in artificial intelligence.
|Global Health Care -- Groks Science Show 2006-10-11 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Global health care disparaties are all to evident, made even more stark by the remarkable advances in medical science. But, what can be done to resolve these global health care inequities? On this program, Dr. Edward O'Neill, Jr. discussed health care solutions.
Keywords: science; health care
|Energy Switch -- Groks Science Show 2006-11-01 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
While the United States has lagged in deploying renewable energy into its economy, others have pursued a more aggressive policy of lowering greenhouse gas emissions. On this program, Craig Morris discussed Germany's move toward solar and wind power.
Keywords: science; renewable energy; solar; wind; Germany
|Urban Sustainability -- Groks Science Show 2005-10-12 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Current trends in urbanization are unsustainable with current practices. Randy Hayes, Oakland Sustainability Director, discussed his efforts at rainforest protection and urban sustainability.
|Rural Internet -- Groks Science Show 2006-08-30 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Billions of people around the world still do not have access to basic power or commmunications. On this program, Laura Mellow joins us to talk about Inveneo's efforts to bring internet access to developing regions of the world.
Keywords: science; technology; internet; information technology
|Science and Politics -- Groks Science Show 2006-01-25 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
While scientific inquiry leads to the rational explanations for natural phenomena, the political interpretation of science often leads to chaos. On this program, Chris Mooney discussed the Republican War on Science.
Keywords: science; politics; Republicans
|Silent Earthquakes -- Groks Science Show 2006-12-27 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Most of us know earthquakes by their ground breaking nature but what has intrigued seismologists recently are silent earthquakes. On this program, Paul Segall discussed the significance of these imperceptible ground movements. Chuck McMinn also joined us to discuss combined heat and power energy systems at his winery Vineyard 29.
Keywords: science; earthquakes; seismology; energy
|Molecular Dynamics -- Groks Science Show 2006-01-18 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Which Nobel Laureate is also a voice on The Simpsons? The answer is our guest Dudley Herschbach, who joined us to talk about molecular dynamics and voting systems.
Keywords: science; chemistry
|Hurricane Prediction -- Groks Science Show 2005-11-23 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Weather forecasting may not be an exact science, but resources for encountering extreme weather changes have been around a long time. On this episode, Ryan Boone talked with Professor Garrison Sposito on the conditions leading to the recent hurricanes in North America and the government response.
Keywords: Science; weather; hurricanes
|Exploration at NASA -- Groks Science Show 2005-09-07 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Despite the setbacks with the space shuttle, NASA is continuing to expand its missions in other ways. On this program, George Larson, editor of Air and Space Smithsonian magazine, discussed the recent developments at NASA
|Probability Theory -- Groks Science Show 2006-09-20 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Chance occurrences often have a dramatic effect on our daily lives. But, how can we evaluate randomness and weigh its influence appropriately? On this program, Prof. Jeffery S. Rosenthal discussed probability theory.
Keywords: science; probability; chance
|Uncertain Oil -- Groks Science Show 2002-10-16 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Petroleum based fuel products will soon become a scarce resource. Developing alternative fuel sources is a profound challenge for science. On this program, Roland Hwang discussed these emerging technologies.
|HIV Evolution -- Groks Science Show 2004-04-07 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
HIV is a pernicious blight on modern society, but one that may have an interesting evolutionary history. On this program, we discussed mathematical models of HIV infection with Prof. Montgomery Slatkin of U.C. Berkeley.
|Top Technological Innovations -- Groks Science Show 2004-02-04 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Each year, popular science magazine unveils the top 100 technological innovations for the previous year. What items made this list for 2003? A few surprises to be sure as revealed on this week's episode.
|Worst Science -- Groks Science Show 2005-08-03 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
While science often strives to reveal the best elements of nature, it often can reveal the worst. On this program, Mark Frauenfelder discussed some of the world's worst.
|Einstein and Theology -- Groks Science Show 2005-12-21 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Besides his physical theories, Einstein is also well known for his considered pacificism. With the world year of physics drawing to a close, we explored Einstein and his theology with our guest John Brinster.
Keywords: Science; physics; Einstein; theology; pacificism
|Happy Science -- Groks Science Show 2006-08-23 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Happiness as a state of being often defies attempts to attain it, leading most on an ever elusive quest. On this program, Dr. Matthieu Ricard, biochemist and Buddhist monk translator for the Dalai Lama, discussed the science of happiness.
Keywords: science; happiness
|Celiac Disease -- Groks Science Show 2006-04-26 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Celiac disease is a disorder caused by the inability to tolerate gluten. The effects of the disease are wide ranging, resulting from the inability to absorb certain nutrients. On this program, Rory Jones discussed this hidden epidemic.
Keywords: science; celiac; gluten
|Creative Science -- Groks Science Show 2005-09-28 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Creativity often requires venturing into the unknown. Nobel Prize winner Martin Pearl gives advice for up and coming scientists and thinkers. Terry Hazen also joined us to talk about pathogen detecting technology.
|Science Review -- Groks Science Show 2005-11-09 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The Science Review publishes articles on the complete range of science and engineering activity occuring on the campus. On this episode, Charlie Emrich and Jess Porter, editors at the BSR, discussed science journalism.
|Climate Wisdom -- Groks Science Show 2006-02-01 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
2005 has now been confirmed as the warmest year on record, but what must be done to stop this dangerous trend of global warming? Carl McDaniel and Stephen Schneider joined us on this program to talk about how these climate issues are best communicated to the public.
Keywords: science; global warming; science communication
|Exploring the Deep Sea Abyss -- Groks Science Show 2005-08-10 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Deep sea exploration was pioneered by two men, William Beebe and Otis Barton. The remarkable story of their journey into the abyss was discussed on this program with Brad Matsen.
|Combinatorial Chemistry -- Groks Science Show 2002-10-02 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Creating new chemicals is a complicated process that requires the skills of trained organic chemists. A new methods of synthesizing compounds is revolutionizing organic chemistry. On this program, Dr. Oleg Kolosov discussed the emerging field of combinatorial chemistry.
|Earth Day and Maker Faire -- Groks Science Show 2006-04-19 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Organizations across the country are sponsoring activities for Earth Day. On this episode, Erica Pringsheim-Moore from the California State Parks Foundation joined us to talk about their activities. Also, Max Rosenblum talked with Dan Woods about Make Magazine's Maker Faire.
Keywords: science; environment
|Chaos Theory -- Groks Science Show 2002-07-10 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Non-linear dynamics is an emerging field that attempts to account for the complexity inherent in deterministic processes. Most commonly associated with "Chaos Theory", the work done in this field has numerous applications. This show featured a debate on new developments in this field.
|Computerized Teaching Aids -- Groks Science Show 2002-09-18 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Teaching scientific concepts is often a difficult task, but the development of interactive computer media as teaching aids is revolutionizing pedagogical techniques. Joining us was Dr. Cammy Huang who discussed some of these exciting developments.
|Internet Society -- Groks Science Show 2005-12-07 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Although the internet is often viewed as a knowledge warehouse, the potential as a social medium is being explored by those interested in social networks. On this program, Jerry Michalski discussed social networks and the future of the internet.
Keywords: Science; internet; social networks
|Saving Wine from Destruction -- Groks Science Show 2005-07-13 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Vineyards across Europe were nearly destroyed in the late 1800s by a pestilent aphid known as Phylloxera vastatrix. The scientific quest to discover a remedy and save wine for the world was discussed on this program with Mr. Christy Campbell.